Useful Links

          • American Cancer Society
            Search ovarian cancer and find information ranging from the latest research and news, treatment options, prevention and screening.
          • Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
            ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer & related disorders. For ovarian cancer the link to the online community is:
          • Bloch Cancer Foundation
            Helps all cancer patients successfully conquer their disease. Provides links to other survivors and a list of questions to ask your physician.
          • CancerCare
            CancerCare provides free, professional support services for people affected by ovarian cancer, as well as ovarian cancer treatment information and additional resources including “pillow talk”—a conversation kit to assist with talking about cancer.
          • Cancer Action
            Cancer Action is a community based non-profit agency offering a comprehensive array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of persons with cancer, their family, and friends.
          • Cancer Prevention Diet
          • Cancer Screening Tests
            Information on screening and diagnostic tests for ovarian cancer.
          • Cancer Support Community
            A global network of network and hope. To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Gilda’s Club is an example of a local cancer support community.
          • Clinical Trials
            Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
          • Conversations Newsletter
            The International Newsletter for those fighting Ovarian Cancer.
          • Coping:  Feelings and Cancer
            Often the values you grew up with affect how you think about and deal with cancer. This web site helps you explore and understand what you are feeling.
          • Dive In: The Benefits of Swimming for Cancer Survivors
            Lots of information on swimming and exercise and how to get back into activity to enhance your health.
          • Exercise for Cancer Patients: Fitness After Treatment
            Experts discuss getting back into a healthy exercise routine and maximize your long-term health.  Includes information on improving appetite and weight control.
          • FDA Recommends Against Use Of Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests
            The FDA is alerting women about the risks associated with the use of tests being marketed as ovarian cancer screening tests. The Agency is especially concerned about delaying effective preventive treatments for women who show no symptoms, but who are still at increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
          • FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
            To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC).
          • Foundation for Women’s Cancer
            The Foundation for Women’s Cancer offers educational materials that explore ovarian cancer in more depth.
          • Gilda’s Club
            Gilda’s Club Kansas City has created a free community of support for men, women and children diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families and close friends
          • John’s Hopkins Medicine – Complementary Therapies
            Summary of therapies ovarian cancer patients have found to be most helpful in relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life by reducing side effects of conventional treatments or by providing psychological benefits.
          • National Cancer Institute
            Learn about the latest clinical trials as well as education and the latest information on ovarian cancer.
          • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
            NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of centers that develops practice guidelines to help in making informed treatment decisions. They provide comprehensive guidelines for patients with ovarian cancer.
          • National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
            Committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country and to providing education, support and hope for women with ovarian cancer and for their families. NOCC has established itself as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer. Currently there is not Kansas or Missouri local chapter.
          • Nutrition and Cancer
            Learn more about nutrition and cancer.  This site provides nutritional information for during and after cancer treatments.  As always consult your physician before starting or changing your dietary regimen.
          • Ovarian Cancer 101
            Member partner of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance with the goal of increasing awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms.  Provides links to resources.
          • Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
            The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance connect survivors, women at risk, caregivers and health providers with the information and resources they need. The Alliance plays an essential role in securing millions of dollars in ovarian cancer research and education—including $166 million in FY2014.
          • Ovations for the Cure
            Dedicated to the relentless pursuit of a cure for ovarian cancer.  Provides critical funding for new and ongoing ovarian cancer research initiatives that focus on early detection, prevention, developing more effective treatments for ovarian cancer, and to cure ovarian cancer in our lifetime.
          • Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
            Founded in 1994, this is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research, and ranks third in overall ovarian cancer research funding. Their mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.
          • Remedy’s Health Communities
            Comprehensive website featuring information on many health conditions including ovarian cancer.
          • SHARE
            SHARE Cancer Support is the leading ovarian and breast cancer organization, offering support for women with breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  Offers webinars with access to professionals.
          • Turning Point
            Their mission is to empower, inspire and transform the body, mind, and spirit through education, services, classes and tool that help people take charge of their illness and live life to the fullness.
          • The University of Kansas Hospital
            The University of Kansas Cancer Center strives to improve access to genetic counseling, which is crucial to determine the best clinical treatment options for patients. In genetic counseling, specially trained professionals help people learn about genetic conditions, find out their chances of being affected by or having a child or other family member with a genetic condition, and make informed decisions about testing and treatment. Genetic counseling services are often not covered by insurance, but they are critical to prevent and treat cancer. Discover important information about ovarian, cervical and uterine cancer at the direct links below:

          • ChemoWave App
            The chemoWave App helps you take control of your chemotherapy journey. Download this helpful app today!
          • First Aid for People Living with Cancer
            A resourceful online Medical Learning Library provided by Pacific Medical Training.